Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Who's Quadrophenia Live 2013

In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album.

The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London’s Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour.

Filmed on July 8, 2013, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON features The Who in peak form, performing Quadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits.

The film captures the band’s dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of “The Real Me,” “The Punk And The Godfather,” “Doctor Jimmy” and a powerful performance of “Love Reign O’er Me.”

With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today’s advanced technology in sound, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON reunites The Who with bandmates John Entwistle, for “5:15,” and Keith Moon for his signature song “Bell Boy.”

In addition to their performance of Quadrophenia, the band do classic tracks such as “Pinball Wizard,“ “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Tea & Theatre,” from their 2006 release Endless Wire.

QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will be available in various configurations including an expanded 5-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Metal Box which includes the High Definition Blu-Ray™ and standard DVD of the concert film, both in 5.1 Surround Sound audio; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and for the first time, a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the entire 1973 album release of Quadrophenia on a Blu-Ray Pure Audio.

Extras include a 6” Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a 32-page booklet, all housed in a 10” metal container embossed with the movie-inspired, iconic, Mod bullseye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.

QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will also be made available separately on High Definition Blu-Ray™, standard DVD, and a downloadable Digital Concert Video, with the complete audio from the concert film being released as a two-CD soundtrack and a downloadable Digital Album. The 5.1 remix of the original Quadrophenia (1973) will be released as a single-disc Blu-Ray Pure Audio™.

Track List - All Formats Except 1973 Version

1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
3. Quadrophenia
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk And The Godfather
6. I’m One
7. The Dirty Jobs
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Is It In My Head?
10. I’ve Had Enough
11. 5:15
12. Sea And Sand
13. Drowned
14. Bell Boy
15. Doctor Jimmy
16. The Rock
17. Love Reign O’er Me

Bonus Performances

18. Who Are You
19. You Better You Bet
20. Pinball Wizard
21. Baba O’Riley
22. Won’t Get Fooled Again
23. Tea & Theatre

Track List - Blu-Ray Audio Disc™ Quadrophenia (1973) Album 5.1 Mix

1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
3. Quadrophenia
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk And The Godfather
6. I’m One
7. The Dirty Jobs
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Is It In My Head?
10. I’ve Had Enough
11. 5:15
12. Sea And Sand
13. Drowned
14. Bell Boy
15. Doctor Jimmy
16. The Rock
17. Love Reign O’er Me

- 10” Round Metal Mod Headlight Container
- 1 Blu-Ray Disc™: Concert Film
- 1 Standard DVD: Concert Film
- 1 Blu-ray Pure Audio™ Format: Quadrophenia (1973) 5.1 Album Mix – First Time Ever
- 2-CD Soundtrack: Concert Audio
- Mod Headlight Button
- 6” Mod Headlight Sticker
- 32-Page Booklet

- Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Film

- Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Film

- First time ever 5.1 mix of the entire album Quadrophenia (1973)

- Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Film

- Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Audio

- Quadrophenia: Live In London – Concert Audio

Coldplay, Natalie Merchant concert news

Coldplay have announced that they will mark the release of their new album, Ghost Stories, by playing six intimate shows in six cities around the world. 

The dates are as follows:
25 April - E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
5 May - Beacon Theatre, New York, USA
19 May - Royce Hall, Los Angeles, USA
28 May - Casino de Paris, Paris, France
12 June - Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1 July - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale at 9am CET on Saturday, 19 April from
Ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list (which can be joined at
Ghost Stories is Coldplay's sixth album. It will be released worldwide on Monday, 19 May.

With Nonesuch Records set to release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6, the multi-platinum singer will embark on a 16-date summer tour across the U.S.
Tickets are available at, please see below for tour dates. This recording marks Merchant’s sixth solo collection and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years.
A new Dan Winters-directed video for the track “Giving Up Everything” premiered on NPR Music and can be seen on YouTube. Natalie Merchant is available for pre-order at,, and iTunes; an instant download of the track “Ladybird” is included.


July 3 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
July 5 The Mahaiwe Theatre Great Barrington, MA
July 6 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
July 8 State Theater New Brunswick, NJ
July 9 American Music Theatre Lancaster, PA
July 11 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
July 12 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
July 13 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
July 15 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, VT
July 16 Shubert Theatre Boston, MA
July 18 State Theatre Portland, ME
July 19 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
July 20 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Ctr Westhampton Beach, NY
July 22 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA
July 24 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
July 25 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Secret Sisters return with new music, tour with Nickel Creek

I saw the gals at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. a couple years ago and they were one of my highlights there. Looking forward to hearing the new album. Great double touring bill too! See below for details... 

The Secret Sisters new album, Put Your Needle Down is available now via Republic Records. The Alabama duo's sophomore set was produced by T Bone Burnett.

Primarily written or co-written by siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers, the songs are a Southern patchwork of country, blues, Americana, folk, rock and gospel. The album features "Dirty Lie," co-written with Bob Dylan.

An unfinished song they brought to life, Dylan started writing "Dirty Lie" back in the '80s and when he heard that The Secret Sisters were recording a new album, he sent several demos to them for their consideration and gave the Sisters the nod to finish the song and record it.

In support of the album's release, The Secret Sisters are currently supporting country trio Nickel Creek on its entire US reunion tour in April and May.

Track Listing

1. Rattle My Bones
2. Iuka
3. Dirty Lie
4. The Pocket Knife
5. Let There Be Lonely
6. Black And Blue
7. Lonely Island
8. I Cannot Find A Way
9. If I Don't
10. Good Luck Good Night Goodbye
11. Bad Habit
12. River Jordan

Tour dates

4/18 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
4/19 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
4/21 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN
4/22 Johnny Mercer Theater Savannah, GA
4/24 NC Performing Arts Center North Charleston, SC
4/25 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
4/26 nTelos Wireless Pavilion Charlottesville, VA
4/27 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN
4/29 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
5/01 House of Blues Boston, MA
5/02 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
5/03 9:30 Club Washington, DC
5/04 9:30 Club Washington, DC
5/06 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
5/08 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
5/09 Riviera Theater Chicago, IL
5/10 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
5/11 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
5/13 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
5/14 Kingsbury Hall Salt Lake City, UT
5/16 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
5/17 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
5/19 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
5/20 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
5/21 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

Ziggy Marley album out now; tours through August

Fly Rasta, the fifth studio album from Grammy winner Ziggy Marley was released this week to all physical and online retail outlets via Tuff Gong Worldwide.

Produced by Marley with additional production by Dave Cooley, the title track features The Melody Makers’ Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley and Rica Newell.

Ziggy is scheduled for The Late Show with David Letterman on April 29, The Queen Latifah Show on May 1, Real Time with Bill Maher on May 2 and Conan on May 5. The summer North American tour dates are below. 

Fly Rasta track listing:

I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars
Fly Rasta feat. U-Roy
Moving Forward feat. Beezy Coleman
So Many Rising
I Get Up feat. Cedella Marley
You’re My Yoko
Give It Away


4/27 New York, NY SOBS
5/22 Santa Ynez, CA Chumas Casino
5/23 Brooks, CA Cache Creek Casino
5/24 Monterey, CA California Roots Festival
5/25 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
6/14 Toronto, ON Luminato Festival
6/15 Montreal, QC Olympia Theater
6/17 Rutland, VT Paramount Theater
6/19 Lowell, MA Boarding House Park
6/21 Hyannis, MA Cape Code Melody Tent
6/22 Dover, DE Firefly Festival
6/24 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
6/25 Lewiston, NY Artpark (with Steel Pulse)
6/27 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
6/28 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater
6/29 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
7/2 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amp.
7/3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
7/4 Des Moines, IA Western Gateway Park
7/5 Sioux City, IA Grandview Park
7/19 Costa Mesa, CA OC County Fair
7/25 Floyd, VA Floydfest
7/26 Silver Spring, MD Fillmore
7/31 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
8/1 New York, NY Irving Plaza
8/2 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts
8/3 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes
8/7 Detroit, MI Motor City Casino
8/9 Bayfield, WI Lake Superior Big Top
8/12 Apple Valley, MN Weesner Amphitheater
8/13 Kansas City, MO Crossroads
8/15 Jackson, MS Jackson R+B Festival
8/19 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
8/24 Seattle, WA Seattle Zoo
8/28 Boulder, CO Chautauqua Auditorium
8/29 Snowmass, CO JAS Festival

Paul McCartney announces new U.S. shows

Paul McCartney's Out There tour continues with another half dozen dates in America.

* Paul will open the 2014 U.S. leg of the tour on June 14 with his first ever appearance in the hometown of Buddy Holly, playing the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock TX.

* On June 16, Paul will return to Dallas to play the American Airlines Center, his first visit to Dallas since closing his summer 2009 tour with a sold out show at Cowboys Stadium.

* June 21 will see Paul get back to another city he last played on that 2009 tour, when the Out There tour rolls into Atlanta's Philips Arena.

* Jacksonville FL will experience its first ever full Paul McCartney headline concert June 22 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena--Paul's only previous performances in Jacksonville being his four-song set at Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, and the one and only show The Beatles ever played in Florida at the Gator Bowl in 1964.

* On June 25 Paul will play Nashville for the second time, once again at the Bridgestone Arena where he made his historic debut in the Music City on his 2010 Up and Coming Tour.

* Paul's August 7 date at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City will be his second ever show in Utah, the first having been on the 2010 Up and Coming Tour-which also marked the 200th show Paul had played with his current touring band.

These dates expand an itinerary including New Orleans, Louisville KY, Albany NY and Pittsburgh, all of which sold out virtually instantly upon going on sale Monday, April 14.

The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career-as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul's most recent studio album New, a global hit upon its release last year.

The McCartney live experience features Paul's band of the last 10+ years - Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums).

Tickets for the newly announced dates will be on sale Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. local time.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 24 at 10 p.m.


June 14 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
June 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 19 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center (SOLD OUT)
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 26 - Louisville, KY - Yum! Center (SOLD OUT)
July 5 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center (SOLD OUT)
July 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
August 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena 

American Idol Live! summer tour dates

The top 10 finalists from this season's American Idol: C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf - will start their tour this June. Tickets go on sale starting May 9 via 

For every ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to The Melanoma Research Alliance to help cure melanoma.

The show's season finale will air Tuesday, May 20, (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT) and Wednesday, May 21, (8:00-10:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT) on Fox.

Tour dates:

DATE              CITY                                        VENUE

6/24/14            Binghamton, NY                     Broome County Arena
6/25/14            Albany, NY                              Times Union Center
6/27/14            Windsor, ON                           The Colosseum at Caesars
6/28/14            Orillia, ON                               Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
6/29/14            Syracuse, NY                         Oncenter Complex
7/1/14              Highland Park, IL                    Ravinia Festival
7/3/14              Cincinnati, OH                        Horseshoe Cincinnati
7/5/14              Mashantucket, CT                  Foxwoods Resort Casino
7/6/14              Vienna, VA                              Wolf Trap
7/8/14              West Long Branch, NJ            The MAC at Monmouth University
7/9/14              Boston, MA                             Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/11/14            Uniondale, NY                         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/12/14            Bethlehem, PA                        Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/13/14            Durham, NC                           Durham Performing Arts Center
7/15/14            Philadelphia, PA                      Mann Center for the Performing Arts
7/17/14            Sarasota, FL                           Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
7/18/14            Clearwater, FL                        Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/19/14            Ft. Lauderdale, FL                   Broward Center for the Performing Arts
7/20/14            Saint Augustine, FL                 Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
7/22/14            Greenville, SC                        Peace Center Concert Hall
7/24/14            Alpharetta, GA                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/25/14            New Orleans, LA                    Saenger Theatre
7/26/14            Birmingham, AL                      BJCC Concert Hall
7/28/14            San Antonio, TX                      Majestic Theatre
7/29/14            Grand Prairie, TX                    Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
7/30/14            Tulsa, OK                                Brady Theater
8/1/14              Kansas City, MO                    Midland Theatre
8/2/14              Mulvane, KS                           Kansas Star Casino
8/3/14              Council Bluffs, IA                    Harrah's Ballroom
8/6/14              Indianapolis, IN                       Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum
8/7/14              Mt. Pleasant, MI                      Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
8/8/14              Springfield, IL                          Illinois State Fair
8/9/14              Prior Lake, MN                       Mystic Lake Casino
8/11/14            Broomfield, CO                       1STBANK Center
8/13/14            Phoenix, AZ                            Comerica Theatre
8/14/14            Los Angeles, CA                     Greek Theatre
8/16/14            Indio, CA                                 Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
8/17/14            San Jose, CA                          City National Civic
8/20/14            Jacksonville, OR                     Britt Pavilion
8/21/14            Portland, OR                           Theater Of The Clouds at The Moda Center
8/23/14            Redmond, WA                        Marymoor Park

Monday, April 14, 2014

Steely Dan back on the road this summer

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced Steely Dan will hit the road again in 2014, taking their “Jamalot Ever After” Tour across the U.S. and Canada. It opening in Portland, Oregon in July. 

Tickets for the show in San Diego, CA at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on July 13 and for Oklahoma City, OK on July 21 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena are on sale now. Fans should check local listings and for updated tour and additional ticketing information. Ticket purchase links for the tour can be found below.

Onstage, they will be joined by Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, Michael Leonhart on trumpet and keys, Jim Pugh on trombone, Roger Rosenberg on baritone saxophone and Walt Weiskopf on saxophone, along with three backing vocalists: La Tanya Hall, Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle.

Tour Dates

Wednesday, July 2
Portland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Thursday, July 3
Bend, OR
Les Schwab Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 5
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park

Sunday, July 6
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park

Tuesday, July 8
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery

Wednesday, July 9
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery

Thursday, July 10
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion

Saturday, July 12
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum

Sunday, July 13
San Diego, CA
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Tuesday, July 15
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre

Wednesday, July 16
Albuquerque, NM
Route 66 Casino Legends Theater

Friday, July 18
Thackerville, OK
Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort

Saturday, July 19
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre

Monday, July 21
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena

Wednesday, July 23
Tulsa, OK
Brady Theater

Thursday, July 24
Rogers, AR
Walmart AMP

Saturday, July 26
New Orleans, LA
UNO Lakefront Arena

Sunday, July 27
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center

Tuesday, July 29
Columbia, SC
Township Auditorium

Thursday, July 31
Asheville, NC
Biltmore Estate

Friday, August 1
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

Saturday, August 2
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

Monday, August 4
Greensboro, NC
War Memorial Auditorium

Wednesday, August 6
Bethlehem, PA

Friday, August 8
Niagara Falls, NY
Seneca Niagara Events Center

Saturday, August 9
Erie, PA
City Fest

Monday, August 11
Pittsburgh, PA
Benedum Center

Tuesday, August 12
Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre

Wednesday, August 13
Columbus, OH
Palace Theatre

Friday, August 15
Springfield, IL
Illinois State Fair

Saturday, August 16
Madison, WI
Overture Hall

Sunday, August 17
Hammond, IN
Horseshoe Casino

Tuesday, August 19
Appleton, WI
Fox Cities PAC

Wednesday, August 20
Interlochen, MI
Kresge Auditorium

Friday, August 22
Windsor, ON
Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

Saturday, August 23
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre for Performing Arts

Sunday, August 24
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre for Performing Arts

Tuesday, August 26
Ottawa, ON
National Arts Centre

Wednesday, August 27
Montreal, QC
Théâtre St-Denis

Friday, August 29
Bangor, ME
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Saturday, August 30
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook

Sunday, August 31
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, September 3
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre

Thursday, September 4
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre

Saturday, September 6
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Sunday, September 7
Providence, RI
Providence Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, September 9
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, September 10
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center

Friday, September 12
Atlantic City, NJ
Caesars Atlantic City

Saturday, September 13
Huntington, NY
Paramount Theatre

Sunday, September 14
Huntington, NY
Paramount Theatre

Tuesday, September 16
Wallingford, CT
Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Wednesday, September 17
Baltimore, MD
Pier Six Pavilion